Environmental Science

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About the Environmental Science Major

Environmental science is more than just the study of plants and trees; it is a field that introduces and teaches students about nature and how it is linked to other sciences, such as biology and chemistry. This major also provides students with knowledge about the natural resources, nature, wildlife, forestry, restoration ecology, and conservation biology. Students are also taught information and methods to preserve urban and rural ecosystems. Students will take foundational courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, among others. A strong passion to preserve nature and an interest in wildlife are desirable traits for environmental science majors.

Students with a degree in environmental science can choose to pursue a career in areas such as compliance, education, environmental consulting, environmental engineering, forestry planning, hazardous waste management, land acquisition, solid waste management, water quality management, and wetlands protection. Some environmental science degree holders also attend law school to practice environmental law.

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